Emma Okonji


President Goodluck Jonathan will lead the Nigerian delegation to this year’s International Telecommunication Union (ITU) conference in Dubai, United Arab Emirate, from October 14 to 18.
Executive Vice-Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Dr. Eugene Juwah, who disclosed this Monday, said the President would be the special guest at the Nigerian pavilion at the event where he would meet with global Information and Communication Technology (ICT) leaders and investors at the forum.

Mr Eugene Juwah

ITU World 2012 conference is being organised by Geneva-based International Telecommunication Union, and prides itself as the biggest ICT forum that brings together governments and the private sector, regulators, investors, operators, vendors, and academia, youths and professionals of different hues, and equipment vendors, operators, and innovators.

Nigeria is billed to showcase investment and market opportunities for broadband whose campaign began at the last year’s forum where the Minister of Communication Technology, Mrs. Omobola Johnson, and Juwah, led the delegation that received commendations by the Secretary General of the ITU, Dr. Hamadoun Toure.

Executive Vice-Chairman of the NCC has indicated that the theme of the country’s participation at the ITU World is: Nigeria Broadband – A Connected Nation.  This point will be canvassed by the President who will also use the occasion to assure the international community of Nigeria’s readiness to protect investments and promote competition in the spirit of deregulation and private sector participation.


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